We all struggle, and we can all benefit from working on ourselves.
Depression, anxiety, and or grief affects most people at some point in their life. These kinds of feelings are often triggered by situational stressors or specific life events. Having a place to process the related feelings and learn adaptive ways to cope helps to restore hope and feelings of joy and satisfaction so that you can get back to feeling more like yourself again.
AnxietyFeeling agitated or anxious a lot of the time? Experiencing shortness of breath
or feelings of panic? Feeling overwhelmed by the stress of your life. Feeling a
loss of control of your life? Having difficulty sleeping because of your anxiety?
DepressionFeeling a loss of satisfaction in activities that once brought you joy? Feeling
lost or a lack of direction in your life? Feeling exhausted and unmotivated? Feeling
irritable and more easily frustrated by those around you?
AngerDo you find yourself getting irritated at the little things? Are you easily frustrated? Are you afraid your anger is damaging your relationships?
GriefFeeling a sense of loss? Experiencing the passing of a loved one? Going
through a tough breakup? The sadness that accompanies a significant loss can
be debilitating and exhausting.
PTSDHave you experienced or witnessed someone experiencing a trauma? Are you
having flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, agitation, difficulty focusing,
difficulty sleeping, and or a loss of appetite? These are all common symptoms
of PTSD, and with proper proper treatment can be overcome.
AddictionStruggling with breaking a bad habit that is not serving you well? Ready to
take back control of your life? Not willing to let this habit or addiction
continue to get in the way of living the life you want to live? Learn healthy
ways of coping with and managing your feelings so you can feel free again.
My clinical experience dates back over 20 years. I have worked in many different settings and levels of care with individuals and families including school, community mental health, in-patient and partial hospitalization, residential treatment, day treatment and private practice settings. The depth and breadth of my clinical experience helps me to be able to offer my clients an approach that is best tailored to their specific needs. I attend many advanced level trainings in topics related to my work and am dedicated to staying current with the latest research in the field. I make a point of bringing all of my new learnings into my work.
A Positive Therapeutic Alliance
A strong therapeutic bond between a therapist and client is the greatest indicator of therapeutic effectiveness. Building and maintaining a feeling of safety and trust is a top priority for me. Clients are made to feel comfortable being themselves and are met with respect and appreciation for the courage it takes to show up and really look at what they are struggling with. I believe in celebrating client’s victories and not only focusing on problem areas that need improvement, but also on things that are going well. Once the trust has been established, I can use the therapeutic relationship as a model to help clients become more aware of their patterns so they can experience more satisfaction and success in their relationships and in their lives.
One size does not fit all when it comes to therapy. I have been trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities and believe psychoeducation is extremely important. I like to reference recent research related to the issues clients present with. I cater to clients’ needs in a way that I think is most effective, and is going to get us the best results. I refrain from giving clients advice because I truly believe they have the answers within themselves, and that it’s my job to help them find those answers. I meet my clients where they are at and craft each session according to what they hope to get out of it. I encourage open communication from the first session and make a point of asking clients for feedback to make sure that we’re not only on the same page, but also that they are getting what they want out of their therapy.